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October 2, 2008updated Feb 11, 2013

A New Business And First Class Lounge For Jet Airways And L’Avion Passengers At Newark Airport

By Pardhasaradhi Gonuguntla

Newark, New Jersey – Jet Airways, India’s premier international airline, and L’Avion, the first all-business-class French airline, have officially opened their new lounge at Newark’s Liberty International Airport.

The luxurious 2,270-square-foot lounge, which is located at the arrival level of Terminal B, offers seating for more than 100 passengers, complimentary Wi-Fi Internet access, and local phone access. At the bar, passengers will find Piper Heidsieck Champagne along with an extensive choice of alcoholic and soft beverages. Light fares – gourmet sandwiches, cheeses, fresh fruits and cookies – based on American, European and Indian cooking traditions and prepared daily on si te by the local leading company Flik Compass Group, will be offered to passengers. Jet Airways’ first class passengers will be welcomed in an exclusive, private lounge area.

“Our clients’ journey with Jet Airways starts when they arrive at the Newark airport and we are indeed pleased to be able to offer the airline’s well known hospitality already on ground, in this pleasant lounge, leading up to Jet Airways’ amazing in-flight experience,” comments Peter Luethi, Vice President of Jet Airways for the Eastern USA & Canada.

“This is a new milestone for our already successful airline,” said Marc Rochet, CEO of L’Avion, Paris-New York. “We are proud to provide our current and new passengers with this added, exclusive, comfortable, quiet and work oriented space.”

The lounge was designed by architect Robert Sargenti and designer Kati Curtis. The project was coordinated and led by Peter Luethi, Vice President of Eastern and Midwestern USA and Canada of Jet Airways and Frantz Yvelin, Founder and Chief Development & Strategy Officer of L’Avion.

About Jet Airways, the Spirit of New India: Founded by Chairman Naresh Goyal in 1993, Jet airways has made it’s way up to being India’s leading international airline with world class product, service and network. Jet Airways currently operates a fleet of 85 aircraft, which includes 10 Boeing 777-300 ER aircraft, 10 Airbus A330-200 aircraft, 54 cl assic and next generation Boeing 737-400/700/800/900 aircraft and 11 modern ATR 72-500 turboprop aircraft. With an average fleet age of 4.30 years, the airline has one of the youngest aircraft fleet in the world. Jet Airways operates over 385 flights daily.

Flights to 65 destinations span the length and breadth of India and beyond, including New York (both JFK and Newark), San Francisco, Toronto, Brussels, London (Heathrow), Hong Kong, Singapore, Shanghai, Kuala Lumpur, Colombo, Bangkok, Kathmandu, Dhaka, Kuwait, Bahrain, Muscat, Doha, Abu Dhabi and Dubai. The airline plans to extend its international operations to other cities in North America, Europe, Africa and Asia in phases with the introduction of additional wide-body aircraft into its fleet.

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For more information: www.jetairways.com

About L’Avion Launched in January 2007, L’Avion is the first French airline company that offers low-fare, all business class service to travelers between Paris and New York. The aircraft models are Boeing 757-200 configured with only 90 seats. L’Avion flies between Paris – Orly and New York – Newark. Since July 2008, L’Avion and Open Skies have merged, now offering through L’Avion’s code share, a third daily flight between JFK and Paris-Orly. For more information: www.lavion.com or call (866)-692-6759.

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